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Percy Sledge Interview: An In Memoriam Tribute

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On the evening of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, R&B singer Percy Sledge (1940 – 2015) was interviewed for American Masters – Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (2007). In this film outtake, Sledge recollects growing up in Leighton, Alabama, his love for Elvis Presley and country singers, and his youthful musical performances. Sledge, whose best known classic hit is “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 73.

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